SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Adventures with Mel and Syd

The UFO mystery owl enjoyed many snacks from the feed box as both Adi and Hunter watched and learned the lesson.
See the full picture HERE

Thanks to Robin from SPO chat for getting it all on film

They both found the comfort of the weeping ecua tree as a perch to hide and watch and learn. They spent a lot of time there last night.

Hunter grabbed a treat off the playground then went into the box to eat 11:34pm.

The Kidz have been honing their survival skills, flapping, flying, perching, balancing & pouncing.

Adi ate a treat on 1st playground platform at 2:56am.

We noticed the boom cam shake several times while both kidz were in view meaning the UFO mystery owl returned. The owl quietly watched the kidz play then it went into the feeding box. Hunter immediately jumped to the PG’s 2nd platform scaring the owl off. Both kidz were on the Feedbox taking turns hopping in and out. They did not retrieve any treats.

Both were on the Kastle roof 5:27am then Hunter decided to fly down to the ground. Her head was seen on Palm cam maybe she was on a fence or pvc pipe (not sure).

Adi joined her down below (shown on video below) but returned to the safety of the Kastle once crows started cawing at 5:34am. With the sun being up & crows in the area, Hunter gets chased by one crow and decided to hunker down out of sight for safety reasons and is spending the day out in the trees.

Stop by tonight at sunset PST to see when Hunter returns..